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I'm feeling a little doubtful since the same website came to the conclusion that my video card can barely play Crysis at 1650x1050 high, yet I already beat the game on high with no trouble with fps whatsoever.
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Originally Posted by iewgnem View Post
I'm feeling a little doubtful since the same website came to the conclusion that my video card can barely play Crysis at 1650x1050 high, yet I already beat the game on high with no trouble with fps whatsoever.
Were they using the same CPU, RAM, drivers, and motherboard? If so, was there hardware clocked at the same speeds as yours? Also, were they running the same resolution?
    
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Well it does have Nvidia stickered all over it.
Thats your evidence? Thats called advertisement, nothing more.
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Sure this isn't super amazing yet, I wish they'd have run something like a 3870x2 and a 3870, since that seems to give the most bang/buck in the preliminary reports I read. Who's to say that you are really seeing any added benefit by using 4 GPU's at this point in anything. I know I read somewhere that the 2 + 1 combo was nearly the same performance as the 2+2. And that certainly makes it a better value.
    
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Crysis is an nvidia optimized game, however both ati and nvidia cards use the same api DX10, so you'd think the CF 3870X2's would show some improvement. Not sure if its a problem with the crysis code or a driver side problem. To the others that say this is not a good benchmark, I say: What are you talking about this is the ONLY game that needs this kind of power, running anything else is kind of pointless, I don't care if it can play HL2 at 600fps, I want to see how these things handle the most graphically demanding game on the market. Still waiting for a card that can run crysis on very high @ 40fps. Oh and btw here is the proof that its nvidia optimized.

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I don't think anyone would argue that Crysis isn't NVidia optimized....I mean there were several interviews with Cevat Yerli and the CEO of NVidia that said that Crytek were working directly with the driver team before the game was released.
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I don't think anyone would argue that Crysis isn't NVidia optimized....I mean there were several interviews with Cevat Yerli and the CEO of NVidia that said that Crytek were working directly with the driver team before the game was released.
So maybe Nvidia is optimized for Crysis, and not the other way around?
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my quarel with modern day graphics struggle is this........

....name one game that modern graphics cards cannot max, or at least play very well at decent resolutions besides crysis..............

Its not even a good game for crying out loud. Its pretty, but other than that i think it should be considered an interactive benchmark application.

I agree that i want my graphics card to perform on all fronts, but the only game i hear thrown around in graphics arguments any more is crysis. I wanna see more things like gears of war, bioshock, cod4, and WIC.

You know, good games.
    
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my quarel with modern day graphics struggle is this........

....name one game that modern graphics cards cannot max, or at least play very well at decent resolutions besides crysis..............

Its not even a good game for crying out loud. Its pretty, but other than that i think it should be considered an interactive benchmark application.

I agree that i want my graphics card to perform on all fronts, but the only game i hear thrown around in graphics arguments any more is crysis. I wanna see more things like gears of war, bioshock, cod4, and WIC.

You know, good games.
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Are you kidding me? Crysis is something that real player play and expect real performance. Its like testing a car on a highway and saying it isn't fair because you are not testing it on a racetrack. People drive cars on the highway, they want to know how it performs.
What does that have to do with Crysis being known as an Nvidia-optimized game, and him saying they only test Nvidia-optimized games? If it is an nvidia optimized game, then it is a bad benchmark for the 3870X2.
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